The Islands Restaurant

Bar & Restaurant
2270 Hotel Circle North
San Diego, California, United States
Ph: (619) 297-1101 - Website
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Tue-Sat 5pm-9pm
Sun 10am-2pm
Opened in 1966
Defunct tiki not included,
distances are as the crow flies.
Islands Sushi and Pupu Bar, San Diego 0.0 mi
0.0 km
Crowne Plaza, San Diego 0.0 mi
0.0 km
Bali Hai Restaurant, San Diego 3.5 mi
5.7 km
Humphrey's Half Moon Inn, San Diego 3.6 mi
5.9 km
Trader Mort's Liquor & Deli, San Diego 3.7 mi
5.9 km
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Postcard from The Islands Restaurant in San Diego
date unknown, from the collection of Dustycajun
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Humuhumu’s description:
The Islands Restaurant is situated in the Hanalei Hotel, and is next to Islands Sushi and Pupu Bar. The restaurant has managed to stay more mid-century Polynesian than the rest of the hotel, which has mostly been updated over the years. The traditional restaurant features lovely carved railings throughout, large glass float lights, and dramatic clam shell fountains. Some of the tikis here were salvaged from Steve Crane's Luau in Beverly Hills.

In November 2006, the a six-month renovation of the restaurant was begun. Plans call for the waterfalls, fountains and other water features to be removed, along with much of the tiki artifacts. It is unknown what the fate of these artifacts will be.

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August 24, 2010, 6:13 PM
I love the tropical touch in this restaurant. The original decor is fantastic and the staff is fabulous. I am planning on going back next week.

October 22, 2010, 11:34 PM
I want to go here! Please don't close before Spring Break :)

April 18, 2014, 8:20 PM
The restaurant, as we knew it, is long gone, since about 2009. It's been converted to a café, and all the décor gutted. The only remnant is the water feature across the hall.
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